CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

Research Director

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeks an aggressive, detail-oriented research director to manage CREW’s research department.

As a nonpartisan non-profit government watchdog, CREW is dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics through legal action and bold communications grounded by in-depth research. From tracking the conflicts of interest of the new administration to combing through campaign finance reports to identify legal and ethical violations, CREW’s research team is busier than ever. The ideal candidate will be able to make an immediate impact fighting for an ethical, accountable government.

Responsibilities:

  • Research/Investigation: The research director supervises a team of researchers who exhaustively research and investigate government corruption, including reviewing and analyzing government documents, news reports, databases, public information and other resources and extracting all relevant information. The research director works with researchers to generate project ideas and investigative report proposals. The research director also works with CREW’s Chief Investigator to develop special projects.
  • Editing: The research director works with researchers to synthesize information into accurate, concise written reports for the media and the public and create databases and online resources for public use. With oversight from the research director, researchers draft blog posts and reports for distribution. Everything produced by CREW’s research team is vigorously fact-checked and the research director is responsible for managing the fact-check process.
  • Monitoring: The research department is the eyes and ears of CREW, and the research director is in charge of implementing systems for monitoring the news as it develops. The research team also collect news clips to distribute internally
  • Interdepartmental Communication: The research director is the lead interface between the research team and other departments at CREW. Researchers provide support to CREW’s legal, policy, and communications teams as necessary, from drafting FOIA requests to tracking down information for journalists.

A great candidate has:

  • Management and editorial experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, research, and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Excellent writing, editing and fact-checking skill
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Must work well under pressure, adapt to changing situations, and prioritize numerous projects and tasks
  • Must be a self-starter who can recognize emerging trends and generate creative content ideas

 

How to Apply
Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@citizensforethics.org. No phone calls please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview. CREW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Communications Assistant

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, is the nation’s leading nonpartisan non-profit government watchdog, dedicated to rooting out corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics. With national attention turning to conflicts of interest in the new administration and the future of campaign finance up in the air, CREW is looking for a Communications Assistant to join our creative and fast-paced communications team and help us build a better Washington.

The ideal candidate is quick on their feet, detail-oriented, and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government. The Communications Assistant position is a terrific opportunity to engage with a broad range of media outlets to fight corruption in Washington and highlight the need for reform.

If you were working for us, here are some of the things you would have done recently:  

  • Drafted and edited press releases, blog posts, newsletters and email updates;
  • Built and managed targeted press lists;
  • Assisted the Communications Director in executing CREW’s communications plan;
  • Answered incoming requests from members of the press;
  • Worked with the Communications Director in developing and pitching story ideas;
  • Monitored news relevant to CREW’s mission and kept senior staff informed with pertinent clips;
  • Managed CREW’s social media accounts and monitor social media for breaking news; and
  • Updated CREW websites with news content.

A great candidate has:

  • 1-3+ years of communications experience, preferably in nonprofit, governmental, campaign, or comparable setting with demonstrated interest in national politics;
  • Experience with the creation and management of time-sensitive materials;
  • A demonstrated commitment to producing superior written work;
  • Worked collaboratively with coalition groups and diverse teams; and
  • An interest in government ethics and money in politics issues.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@citizensforethics.org. Due to a large number of applicants, we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

Please, no phone calls.

 

Staff Assistant

CREW is a non-profit dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics.  We’re looking for a Staff Assistant to help us build a better Washington.  We need someone who’s quick on their feet, detail-oriented, and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government.

If you were working for us, here are some of the things you would have done recently:  

  • Monitored and managed open records requests across several government agencies.
  • Assisted with research, writing, and communications on money in politics and ethics issues.
  • Processed grassroots contributions from donors throughout the world.
  • Monitored incoming communications to legal, communications and executive team and route accordingly.
  • Maintained 501(c)(3) state charitable registrations and other IRS financial documents and registrations.
  • Proofread, filed, and delivered legal, court, and other documents.
  • Planned and organized internal and external office events, meetings, and conferences.
  • Scheduled travel, booking accommodations, and managed group and individual schedules.
  • Assisted in the invoicing and billing process, prepared expense reports, and other administrative duties.
  • Managed and uploaded CREW’s legal documents.
  • Acted as liaison between CREW and IT contractors.

A great candidate has:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • A proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • An interest in ethics and money in politics issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • The ability to work collaboratively.
  • Initiative to identify needs, take charge of tasks, and get things done in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@citizensforethics.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

Please, no phone calls.

 

Staff Counsel 

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), seeks a passionate and creative lawyer with some mix of litigation, policy, management, and/or legislative experience to fill a newly created Staff Counsel position.

CREW is a non-profit dedicated to rooting out government corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics. We are looking for an attorney, preferably with some managerial experience, to help us build a better Washington. We need someone who’s quick on their feet, detail-oriented, and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government.

Responsibilities:

  • As CREW takes legal action to hold the new administration and others accountable for conflicts of interest, ethics abuses, and violations of law, law firms and talented lawyers across the country, with specialties including civil litigation and FOIA, are volunteering to help with this effort. In this position, you will help develop CREW’s approach for utilizing these volunteers, work with other CREW attorneys and staff to formulate projects, and assign and coordinate their work.
  • You will help support the efforts of attorneys leading CREW’s board and other high-profile supporters to publicly advance the issues of promoting ethics in government and reducing the improper influence of money in politics. This will include legal research and writing, drafting of publications, and coordination between board members, CREW staff, and outside supporters.
  • You also will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of CREW’s legal actions, such as litigation, administrative complaints, open records requests, and policy initiatives.

A great candidate has:

  • J.D. (required);
  • A minimum of 3 years legal experience;
  • Self-starter interested in helping build, activate, and manage a national network of pro-bono attorneys;
  • An interest in ethics and money in politics issues;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • The ability to work collaboratively;
  • Great writing and communication skills;
  • Initiative to identify needs, take charge of tasks, and get things done in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@citizensforethics.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

Please, no phone calls.

CREW offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. CREW is an equal opportunity employer.

 

LEGAL INTERN

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is seeking unpaid legal interns for the summer of 2017. Responsibilities include legal and related research, analyzing emerging issues, and assisting in the preparation of complaints, reports and other written products. Interested applicants must have completed at least one year of law school and must possess strong writing and analytical skills. The legal intern position offers law students an opportunity to participate in a current hot-button issue of great public importance.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to crewinterns@citizensforethics.orgPlease place your name and “Legal Intern Application” in the subject line. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

 

UNDERGRADUATE INTERN

We’re looking for undergraduate students to serve as unpaid interns during the spring of 2017. Undergraduate interns will assist with research and operations alongside CREW’s research and communications teams, conducting in-depth investigations into government corruption.

Interns will learn and use various sources of public information to track special interest spending, campaign spending and political contributions, and review lobbying records. Additional duties include following up on investigative tips, conducting background research on elected officials, drafting content for reports and blogs and generating innovative project ideas and report proposals. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented and interested in legal or ethics issues.

How to Apply
This position is based in Washington, D.C. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and availability to John Morgan at crewinterns@citizensforethics.org . Please place your name and “Undergraduate Intern Application” in the subject line. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

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